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Military and Family Life Counselors (MFLC pronounced M-flack)
Child and youth behavioral military and family life counselors provide support to military children for a variety of issues, including low self-esteem, behavioral problems and changes at home. These counselors, who are part of the Military and Family Life Counseling Program, understand the issues military children face and can be especially helpful during challenging periods, including deployments and PCS moves.
Counselors are licensed with a master's degree or higher, and have a positive effect on:
- General behavior
- Performance in school
- Relationships with family members and teachers
The licensed counselors in the Military and Family Life Counseling Program address:
- Self-esteem issues
- Communication and relationships at home and school
- Life skills, such as problem solving and adjustment
- Behavioral issues, including bullying and anger management
- Changes at home, such as deployment, reunion, divorce and grief
Conversations in these sessions stay between your child and his or her counselor. The only exceptions to this rule are cases of domestic violence, abuse, and suicidal or homicidal threats. If your child is in immediate crisis, call the Military Crisis Line at 800-273-8255, and press 1, chat online, or send a text message to 838255.
As long as you or your spouse are an active-duty, National Guard or reserve service member or a designated Department of Defense civilian, your child is eligible. Surviving children are also eligible. If your child is 18 years old or younger, you must give consent for counseling sessions.
What D49 schools do we have MFLCs in?
Currently we have MFLCs placed in the following schools:
Woodmen Hills Elementary Remington Elementary Banning Lewis Ranch Elementary
Meridian Ranch Elementary Sand Creek High School Banning Lewis Prepatory Academy
Mr. Steven Wright Mrs. Kathleen Barr Mrs. Kari Smoote
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: email@example.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
719-367-0672 719-367-4553 719-367-7218
The ability to have a Military and Family Life Counselor assigned to a school is based on Impact Aid numbers. Please fill out and return your Impact Aid forms! If your school does not have an MFLC, they are available at the installation for you and your family.
Please contact your MSTC Melissa Dashner or your eligible school if you are interested in these services.